Filmfest
#FFHH19
26.9. - 5.10.2019
Hamburg

Programme 2019

27.09. | CinemaxX 3

When Mum is Away

Guests
Italy 2019 | 94 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Alessandro Genovesi
rated for 0 + years
Papa on the verge of a nervous breakdown: a successful pasta manager suddenly has to run the family household. An Italian commedia al …
27.09. | CinemaxX 2

Transnistra

Guests
Sweden, Denmark, Belgium 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Anna Eborn
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Hearts a-flutter and probing questions about the future: against a beautiful backdrop, a film about the everyday life of six teenagers in …
27.09. | Metropolis

As Happy As Possible

Guests
France, Portugal 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alain Raoust
rated for 0 + years
Under the scorching sun of Southern France, a young generation between rebellion and resignation. After years away, Salomé returns to the …
27.09. | Metropolis

Scattered Night

Guests
Republic of Korea (South Korea) 2019 | 81 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lee Jihyoung, Kim Sol
rated for 0 + years
The collapse of a South Korean family as a nuanced, unhysterical ensemble drama The separation of their parents plunges Jinho‘s and Sumin’s …
27.09. | CinemaxX 8

Bonnie & Bonnie

Guests
Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Ali Hakim
rated for 0 + years
A female Bonnie & Clyde in Hamburg: two young girls fight for their love and break away from their previous lives. Yara and Kiki belong to …
27.09. | Studio

Tell Me Who I Am

Guests
Italy, Germany 2018 | 89 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Sergio Basso
rated for 0 + years
Bollywood in a refugee camp: in this documentary musical, refugees sing about loss of identity -- without pathos, but with a healthy portion of irony …
27.09. | Passage 1

Matthias & Maxime

Guests
Canada 2019 | 119 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Xavier Dolan
rated for 0 + years
Suppressed love and an ode to friendship: Matthias & Maxime is a typical Dolan film, full of boundless energy and romance. Max (Xavier …
28.09. | Metropolis

Homs and Me

Guests
Germany 2019 | 62 Min. | no subs
Director: Sulaiman Tadmory, Stephan Löhr, Katharina Schiele
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY The story of a siege: for two years during the Syrian civil war, the director was trapped in Homs and kept a film diary of his painful …
28.09. | Abaton GR

Ask Dr. Ruth

Guests
USA 2019 | 100 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ryan White
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY The German Jew Ruth Westheimer rose to become a cult sex therapist in the USA: a warm portrait of a humorous taboo-breaker. When …
28.09. | CinemaxX 3

Skin and Bones

Guests
Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Christina Schiewe
rated for 0 + years
Love vesus addiction: a drama about a widespread illness. »I’m afraid your daughter is anorexic!« The diagnosis is a shock for Susanne (Anja …
28.09. | CinemaxX 1

German Lesson

Guests
Germany 2019 | 125 Min. | OV
Director: Christian Schwochow
rated for 0 + years
Supported by:AV MEDIEN SERVICE
28.09. | CinemaxX 2

Particles

Guests
France, Switzerland 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Blaise Harrison
rated for 0 + years
Back to the big bang: an atmospherically dense debut feature links sci fi with auteur cinema and describes the creeping transformation of the world …
28.09. | Zinnwerke

Bonnie & Bonnie

Guests
Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Ali Hakim
rated for 0 + years
A female Bonnie & Clyde in Hamburg: two young girls fight for their love and break away from their previous lives. Yara and Kiki belong to …
28.09. | CinemaxX 3

Whispering Waters

Guests
Germany 2019 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Thorsten M. Schmidt
rated for 0 + years
What we didn’t know: a young woman on a painful search for the truth about her family. Many years after giving up a promising career as a …
29.09. | Abaton GR

Die Pfefferkörner - Das Cello und Glücksspiele

Guests
Germany 2019 | 60 Min. | OF
Director: Andrea Katzenberger
rated for 0 + years
THE CELLO Krissi is taken in by a trickster who’s got his eye on her cello. The Peppercorns find out that it‘s not the only instrument that’s …
29.09. | Abaton Klein

Die Pfefferkörner - Das Cello und Glücksspiele

Guests
Germany 2019 | 60 Min. | OF
Director: Andrea Katzenberger
rated for 0 + years
THE CELLO Krissi is taken in by a trickster who’s got his eye on her cello. The Peppercorns find out that it‘s not the only instrument that’s …
29.09. | Astor Filmlounge

German Lesson

Guests
Germany 2019 | 125 Min. | OV
Director: Christian Schwochow
rated for 0 + years
Supported by:AV MEDIEN SERVICE
29.09. | CinemaxX 1

Queen of Hearts

Guests
Denmark, Sweden 2019 | 128 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: May El-Toukhy
rated for 0 + years
Trine Dyrholm stars as a cool temptress in a provocative melodrama which won countless prizes in Denmark and was a box-office hit at the cinema …
29.09. | CinemaxX 2

Tell Me Who I Am

Guests
Italy, Germany 2018 | 89 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Sergio Basso
rated for 0 + years
Bollywood in a refugee camp: in this documentary musical, refugees sing about loss of identity -- without pathos, but with a healthy portion of irony …
29.09. | Abaton Klein

Scattered Night

Guests
Republic of Korea (South Korea) 2019 | 81 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lee Jihyoung, Kim Sol
rated for 0 + years
The collapse of a South Korean family as a nuanced, unhysterical ensemble drama The separation of their parents plunges Jinho‘s and Sumin’s …
29.09. | CinemaxX 3

A Voluntary Year

Guests
Germany 2019 | 86 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ulrich Köhler, Henner Winckler
rated for 0 + years
Do I stay or do I go? Ulrich Köhler‘s and Henner Winckler‘s sensitive filmic examination of the challenges of growing up. Jette (Maj-Britt …
29.09. | Passage 1

The Specials

Guests
France 2019 | 114 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Éric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
rated for 0 + years
The true story of two men obsessed with the will to make the world better for others – and who do indeed manage minor miracles on a daily basis. A …
29.09. | CinemaxX 3

Tatort: Die goldene Zeit

Guests
Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Mia Spengler
rated for 0 + years
Romanticism was yesterday: two federal police officers fight to control the influence of criminal gangs in St. Pauli. A contract killing shocks …
29.09. | Passage 1

Adoration

Guests
France, Belgium 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Fabrice du Welz
rated for 0 + years
Genre-hopping Fabrice du Welz undertakes a fantastic trip into the abyss of the soul. 12-year old Paul lives with his mum in a remote forest in …
29.09. | Studio

La vida en común

Guests
Argentina, France 2019 | 70 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ezequiel Yanco
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID Surviving between the traditional and the modern: an artificial desert city in Argentina is haunted by a puma. A modern tent city of …
30.09. | CinemaxX 8

Bad Poems

Guests
Hungary, France 2018 | 97 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gábor Reisz
rated for 0 + years
A merry-melancholic kaleidoscope of a crisis in which four time frames expertly and startlingly communicate with each other. Tamás‘ soul is …
30.09. | CinemaxX 2

Particles

Guests
France, Switzerland 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Blaise Harrison
rated for 0 + years
Back to the big bang: an atmospherically dense debut feature links sci fi with auteur cinema and describes the creeping transformation of the world …
30.09. | Abaton Klein

Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains

Guests
People's Republic of China 2019 | 154 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Gu Xiaogang
rated for 0 + years
A film like a river: three generations of a Chinese family drift through four eventful seasons Fuyang lies in a valley in eastern China and was …
30.09. | CinemaxX 8

Beats

Guests
United Kingdom 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Brian Welsh
rated for 0 + years
The last night of a friendship and an explosion of new youth culture: a British music drama with a touch of Trainspotting has the screen booming …
30.09. | CinemaxX 3

Das Gesetz sind wir

Guests
Germany 2019 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Markus Imboden
rated for 0 + years
Where are the borders between the rule of law and a sense of justice? A realistic, but at the same time satirical look at the world of two law …
30.09. | Passage 1

A Rainy Day in New York

Guests
USA 2019 | 95 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Woody Allen
rated for 0 + years
A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK is a love letter to old New York in which Woody Allen casts a loving look at the greater and smaller miracles and …
30.09. | CinemaxX 2

When Mum is Away

Guests
Italy 2019 | 94 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Alessandro Genovesi
rated for 0 + years
Papa on the verge of a nervous breakdown: a successful pasta manager suddenly has to run the family household. An Italian commedia al …
30.09. | CinemaxX 8

Babyteeth

Guests
Australia 2019 | 117 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Shannon Murphy
rated for 0 + years
When carpe diem is more than just a slogan on a wall: in this unconventional dramedy from Australia, a young woman facing death discovers the beauty …
01.10. | Abaton GR

A Colony

Guests
Canada 2018 | 102 Min. | OV with German and English subtitles
Director: Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
rated for 0 + years
Camille loves to spend time in the wild, talking to frogs and chickens and roaming unselfconsciously around. Her big sister Mylia has it tougher. …
01.10. | Metropolis

Mosaic Portrait

Guests
People's Republic of China 2019 | 108 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: YiXiang Zhai
rated for 0 + years
What begins as a classic whodunnit, slowly turns into an intelligent reflection on the conflict of differing points of view When the migrant …
01.10. | CinemaxX 3

Kranke Geschäfte

Guests
Germany 2019 | 105 Min. | OV
Director: Urs Egger
rated for 0 + years
For risks and side-effects: GDR citizens as unknowing guinea pigs. 1988. Armin Glaser (Florian Stetter), first lieutenant in the Stasi, lives …
01.10. | CinemaxX 8

The Sunlit Night

Guests
Germany, Norway, USA 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: David Wnendt
rated for 0 + years
In the bright nights of Norway, a young artist falls in love not just with the beauty of the Nordic landscape. For artist Frances, the summer …
01.10. | CinemaxX 2

You Will Die at Twenty

Guests
Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar 2019 | 103 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Amjad Abu Alala
rated for 0 + years
Living with a sentence of death: a boy grows up with a curse and is treated in his village like a leper. Shortly after his birth, Muzamil and …
01.10. | Abaton GR

Young Juliette

Guests
Canada 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Anne Émond
rated for 0 + years
In this Canadian feel-good comedy about a self-confident teenage girl, eveything’s a little bit over the top. 14-year old Juliette is …
01.10. | Alabama

Beats

Guests
United Kingdom 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Brian Welsh
rated for 0 + years
The last night of a friendship and an explosion of new youth culture: a British music drama with a touch of Trainspotting has the screen booming …
01.10. | Abaton GR

Stripped

Guests
Germany, Israel 2018 | 120 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Yaron Shani
rated for 0 + years
In the first part of a trilogy about love, Israeli director Yaron Shani has constructed  a clever, sly psychodrama that looks deep into the …
02.10. | Abaton GR

Stars By The Pound

Guests
France 2018 | 88 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Marie-Sophie Chambon
rated for 0 + years
Loïs would like nothing more than be an astronaut. The 16-year old has a talent for physics, but also the problem that she weighs over 100 kilos. …
02.10. | CinemaxX 3

My Life as a Courgette

Guests
Switzerland, France 2016 | 64 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Claude Barras
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION Céline Sciamma wrote the screenplay for this magical stop-motion film, which gained an Oscar nomination and numerous prizes. After …
02.10. | CinemaxX 3

Eine fremde Tochter

Guests
Germany 2019 | 89 Min. | OV
Director: Stefan Krohmer
rated for 0 + years
A girl traumatized by the death of her mother moves in with her father, who is living in a homosexual relationship. After losing her single mum …
02.10. | CinemaxX 3

I Lost My Body

Guests
France 2019 | 82 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Jérémy Clapin
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION A hand seeks its body and sets out on a spectacular journey through Paris. This prize-winning animation mixes fantasy, adventure and …
02.10. | Abaton GR

Queen of Hearts

Guests
Denmark, Sweden 2019 | 128 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: May El-Toukhy
rated for 0 + years
Trine Dyrholm stars as a cool temptress in a provocative melodrama which won countless prizes in Denmark and was a box-office hit at the cinema …
02.10. | Studio

As Happy As Possible

Guests
France, Portugal 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alain Raoust
rated for 0 + years
Under the scorching sun of Southern France, a young generation between rebellion and resignation. After years away, Salomé returns to the …
03.10. | Abaton GR

A Colony

Guests
Canada 2018 | 102 Min. | OV with German and English subtitles
Director: Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
rated for 0 + years
Camille loves to spend time in the wild, talking to frogs and chickens and roaming unselfconsciously around. Her big sister Mylia has it tougher. …
03.10. | Abaton GR

Stars By The Pound

Guests
France 2018 | 88 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Marie-Sophie Chambon
rated for 0 + years
Loïs would like nothing more than be an astronaut. The 16-year old has a talent for physics, but also the problem that she weighs over 100 kilos. …
03.10. | Abaton Klein

You Will Die at Twenty

Guests
Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar 2019 | 103 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Amjad Abu Alala
rated for 0 + years
Living with a sentence of death: a boy grows up with a curse and is treated in his village like a leper. Shortly after his birth, Muzamil and …
03.10. | CinemaxX 8

Matthias & Maxime

Guests
Canada 2019 | 119 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Xavier Dolan
rated for 0 + years
Suppressed love and an ode to friendship: Matthias & Maxime is a typical Dolan film, full of boundless energy and romance. Max (Xavier …
03.10. | Studio

Stripped

Guests
Germany, Israel 2018 | 120 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Yaron Shani
rated for 0 + years
In the first part of a trilogy about love, Israeli director Yaron Shani has constructed  a clever, sly psychodrama that looks deep into the …
03.10. | CinemaxX 2

Bad Poems

Guests
Hungary, France 2018 | 97 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gábor Reisz
rated for 0 + years
A merry-melancholic kaleidoscope of a crisis in which four time frames expertly and startlingly communicate with each other. Tamás‘ soul is …
03.10. | CinemaxX 8

Psychobitch

Guests
Norway 2019 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Martin Lund
rated for 0 + years
Love in the age of »Generation Perfect«: the box-office hit from Norway tells the refreshing coming-of-age story of two young people, who despite …
03.10. | Abaton Klein

Mosaic Portrait

Guests
People's Republic of China 2019 | 108 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: YiXiang Zhai
rated for 0 + years
What begins as a classic whodunnit, slowly turns into an intelligent reflection on the conflict of differing points of view When the migrant …
03.10. | Metropolis

Babyteeth

Guests
Australia 2019 | 117 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Shannon Murphy
rated for 0 + years
When carpe diem is more than just a slogan on a wall: in this unconventional dramedy from Australia, a young woman facing death discovers the beauty …
04.10. | Abaton GR

Snow White and the magic of the dwarves

Guests
Czech Republic, Germany 2018 | 90 Min. | no subs
Director: Ngo The Chau
rated for 0 + years
Snow White finds out that her cold-blooded stepmother wants to oppress the people and remain the most beautiful in the land at any price. Driven away …
04.10. | Abaton GR

Psychobitch

Guests
Norway 2019 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Martin Lund
rated for 0 + years
Love in the age of »Generation Perfect«: the box-office hit from Norway tells the refreshing coming-of-age story of two young people, who despite …
04.10. | CinemaxX 1

I Lost My Body

Guests
France 2019 | 82 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Jérémy Clapin
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION A hand seeks its body and sets out on a spectacular journey through Paris. This prize-winning animation mixes fantasy, adventure and …
04.10. | Metropolis

Water Lilies

Guests
France 2007 | 81 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Céline Sciamma
rated for 0 + years
The strict choreography of synchronized swimming juytaposed with the commotion of personal feelings: a subtle, soaring coming-of-age story about the …
04.10. | Hapag-Lloyd Zentrale

Ulrich Tukur - Life of a showman

Guests
Germany 2019 | 60 Min. | OV
Director: Eva Gerberding
rated for 0 + years
A sensitive portrait of an exceptional character closely connected to Hamburg. Ulrich Tukur is a true all-rounder. He sings, plays piano and …
04.10. | Blankeneser Kino

Young Juliette

Guests
Canada 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Anne Émond
rated for 0 + years
In this Canadian feel-good comedy about a self-confident teenage girl, eveything’s a little bit over the top. 14-year old Juliette is …
04.10. | CinemaxX 3

Ulrich Tukur - Life of a showman

Guests
Germany 2019 | 60 Min. | OV
Director: Eva Gerberding
rated for 0 + years
A sensitive portrait of an exceptional character closely connected to Hamburg. Ulrich Tukur is a true all-rounder. He sings, plays piano and …
04.10. | Studio

Transnistra

Guests
Sweden, Denmark, Belgium 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Anna Eborn
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Hearts a-flutter and probing questions about the future: against a beautiful backdrop, a film about the everyday life of six teenagers in …
04.10. | Abaton GR

Adoration

Guests
France, Belgium 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Fabrice du Welz
rated for 0 + years
Genre-hopping Fabrice du Welz undertakes a fantastic trip into the abyss of the soul. 12-year old Paul lives with his mum in a remote forest in …
05.10. | Abaton GR

Snow White and the magic of the dwarves

Guests
Czech Republic, Germany 2018 | 90 Min. | no subs
Director: Ngo The Chau
rated for 0 + years
Snow White finds out that her cold-blooded stepmother wants to oppress the people and remain the most beautiful in the land at any price. Driven away …
05.10. | Metropolis

Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains

Guests
People's Republic of China 2019 | 154 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Gu Xiaogang
rated for 0 + years
A film like a river: three generations of a Chinese family drift through four eventful seasons Fuyang lies in a valley in eastern China and was …
05.10. | CinemaxX 2

Tomboy

Guests
France 2011 | 82 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Céline Sciamma
rated for 0 + years
Empathetic, impressive and wonderfully natural, the film portrays the decisive summer for a girl who would like to be different. Laure likes her …

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